Linus Torvalds is concerned that the way the Linux production kernel is maintained could cause its cheif maintainer to burn out – uk.builder.com has the story.
Read about working too much on the Linux kernel here.
At present, all patches are first merged with a code branch maintained by Morton, called the -mm tree, before they reach the main code branch. This means that Morton is responsible for initially testing and stabilising all patches, which Torvalds was concerned could be too heavy a workload.
“One issue is that I actually worry that Andrew will at some point be where I was a couple of years ago overworked and stressed out by just tons and tons of patches,” said Torvalds. “If Andrew burns out, we'll all suffer hugely.”